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Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Celebrate Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah with us at OT!

Service Times

Erev Sukkot, Sunday, October 13
6:15pm Evening Service

Sukkot Day 1, Monday, October 14
9:30am Morning Service
10:30am Youth Service
7:15pm Ma'ariv

Sukkot Day 2, Tuesday, October 15
9:30am Morning Service
7:15pm Ma'ariv

Erev Shmini Atzeret, Sunday, October 20
8:30am Hoshanah Raba
6:00pm Ma'ariv

Shmini Atzeret, Monday, October 21
9:30am Morning Service including Yizkor
7:00pm Erev Simchat Torah Ma'ariv and Hakafot

Simchat Torah, Tuesday, October 22
9:30am Morning Service
7:00pm Ma'ariv

Order Your Lulav & Etrog

Sukkot begins Sunday evening, October 13. Be prepared by ordering your lulav and etrog set today! Orders are due by Thursday, September 26. Click here to order online, or download the  paper order form.

New this year, The Etrog Headquarters has partnered with Kosher Troops, an organization dedicated to sending kosher food to service members abroad. A portion of every sale will support Kosher Troops.

Upcoming Events

Men's Club Sukkah Kit Orders, Due September 20 by 1:00pm. Celebrate Sukkot at home with your very own 8x10 foot sukkah from Men's Club! Download the order form here. Sukkah kits will be delivered and setup at your home by Men's Club on Sunday, October 13.

Bringing Sukkot to Your Backyard: A Workshop for Parents, Sunday, September 22, 9:30am-12:00pm. Parents of children ages 0-6, come learn how to make Sukkot fun and engaging for your whole family! Get tips to build a sukkah, family-friendly projects and free lulav and etrog set for every family! Free childcare for children 18mo-6 years old. Register here. Presented in proud partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and PJ Library.

ABBA Sukkah Set Up, Sunday, October 6, 9:30am at Brown/Berish Group Home. Help ABBA build the sukkah at Brown/Berish, a group home for adults with disabilities. To learn more, contact Eddie Silverman at

Sisterhood Painting Class, Sunday, October 6, 2:00pm. Put on your comfy clothes and join us for a still-life acrylic painting class led by local artist and OT congregant, Ilisa Calderon. Just in time for Sukkot, we will do a composition of the Lulav and Etrog, which you will be proud to hang in your sukkah! Additionally, we will study a liturgical verse having to do with the holiday of Sukkot, presented by Sisterhood Education Co-Vice President, Iren Fertel. $10 registration fee will help to cover the cost of supplies. No artistic background necessary. Minimum class size of 8. Click here to register by Sunday, September 22.

Men's Club S'chach Cutting & Pickup, Sunday, October 13, 1:00pm. Need to put the finishing touches on your sukkah? Click here to order your s'chach from Men's Club! Volunteers are also needed to help cut s'chach. Contact to learn more.

Mishnah Study in the Sukkah, Wednesday, October 16, 9:15-10:15am. Join Rabbi Kalender and this lively group as we consider this core text for Jewish ethics, ritual, and theology. The class will kick off the year in the sukkah. No prior knowledge necessary, and the English translation is used.

Hazak Lunch in the Sukkah, Wednesday, October 16, 12:00pm. Celebrate Sukkot with Hazak with lunch and a lively discussion in the OT sukkah. Click here to register or call the office.

Men's Club Beer & Comedy in the Sukkah, Wednesday, October 16, 7:30pm. Enjoy local craft beers and laugh together with our own stand-up comedian, Mike Sultan. Free for new OT members and those with paid Men’s Club dues. $5 for non-members. Click here to register.

ABBA Sukkah Takedown, Sunday, October 27, 9:30am at Brown/Berish Group Home. Help ABBA disassemble the sukkah at Brown/Berish, a group home for adults with disabilities. To learn more, contact Eddie Silverman at

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